THE LINES OF SAOIRSE

The Saoirse was once the pride of a nation.  Under the great sailor, Conor O'Brien, she put to sea in 1922 and was the first ship to carry the Irish flag in a circumnavigation of the globe.  A wooden legend from a bygone age of master shipwrights, she was lost off of the coast of Jamaica in 1979.

 

Today, in a crumbling grain shed in rural Ireland, the lines of Saoirse are taking form once again, being rebuilt by the only team left in the nation capable of doing the work.